4-year-old boy dies in Taguig fire

Police have identified the person who died in a fire in Barangay Bagumbayan in Taguig on Jan. 26.

According to the Taguig police, the fire resulted in the death of Prince Emir Vetonio, four years old.

A fireman putting out the blaze in Gutierrez Compound in Barangay Bagumbayan, Taguig on Jan. 26. (BFP-Taguig)

The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Taguig reported on Jan. 26 that the fire started from the house of Anabel Vetonio in Gutierrez Compound at 210 Paso St., Barangay Bagumbayan.

Firefighters raised the first alarm at 1:28 p.m. followed by the second alarm at 1:38 p.m. before the blaze was put out at 3:04 p.m.

BFP-Taguig said about 15 houses were damaged by the fire, affecting 18 families or 57 individuals.

A total of 49 fire trucks responded to the incident. Investigators estimated the cost of damage to property at P150,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.